Masked Poverty- Second Glance

As I read through my post, through the first paragraph everything sounded right and I didn’t notice anything that’d I’d really need to comment on. But as I got to the second paragraph I noticed some things that we learned after the midterm that I think would apply. One thing I immediately noticed was that...

Homelessness and Public Space

Homelessness has long been an issue in NYC and with the criminalization of homelessness these people are left stranded. Bans on camping in public increased 60% from 2011 to 2014, bans on loitering in public are up 35%, bans on begging in public went up 25% and bans on sleeping in public had no...

Hyper-Mobility of Capital

The deregulation of business environment to increase appeal to corporations for example, lower wages, worsening working conditions, and fewer environmental protections. This brings on unequal bargaining power for workers. Flexible labor practices become normal. For example companies put their focus on short term profits by not sticking with workers or a location or even...

Globalization

The integration of economy on a global scale; increased interdependence of people and decreased importance of nations. The current period of globalization began in the late 1960s or 1970s. Corporate leaders began to look for new strategies because of declining corporate profits, and the increased competition from developing economies. The new phase of globalization included free...

Baku & Sumgait Pogroms Demonstration

Above: Photo of myself leading the demonstration last year.   The main goal of this social movement is to bring awareness and voice against Azerbaijan’s ongoing anti-Armenian attacks and demand justice for the victims of Sumgait and Baku massacres as well as over 400,000 Armenian refugees expelled from Azerbaijan. The movement is led by...

Masked Poverty

For this assignment I walked around my snowy neighborhood, Bayside, and went near the begins of Flushing as well. What I saw on my walk around the most eastern part of Queens was the dying middle class of our society. Everything looks great from the outside but once you step in to different peoples...

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